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Feb. 16, 2019
 
Dear USCA Member Clubs, States and Regions,

Here is the next edition of USCA Tapas for your information and sharing with your membership. Have a good weekend.
 
Rick
 
What happened in the previous two weeks:
 
Inside the World of Curling
• The spring 2019 edition of the U.S. Curling News is now available via the magazine app and in digital format.
• The May Board of Directors and committee meeting schedules are being finalized and will be distributed for your information soon.
• The curling world mourns the loss of World Curling Hall of Fame member Bob Picken and official Anne Malcom.
• Thank you for helping to advance the sport of curling in the USA.
 
Events/Sport Education
• The gold-medal matchups are all set at the Women’s and Men’s Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich. The finals -- like the playoffs -- are all but sold out, so catch the action online if you don't have a ticket.
• The World Junior Championships begin today in Liverpool, Canada.
• The WCF’s Olympic Celebration Tour was in Bowling Green, Ohio, for the first of three stops in the USA, with Olympic gold medalist Tyler George participating. The Tour will stop in Cape Cod, March 14-16, and then Westborough, Mass., March 17-19.
 
Competitive Programs
• The application process has begun for athletes interested in being selected for the 2020 USA Curling National Wheelchair Team. The deadline to apply is April 1.
 
Grants/Sponsorship/Revenue Development
• In my twice-monthly call with YSC Marketing, it was noted that out of 100 sponsorship solicitation letters sent to date, 10 companies have responded with expressions of interest so far. YSC states this is well above the typical response rate of 4%. I will be participating in a teleconference with one prospect on Feb. 25.
 
What’s up next week:
• Town Hall meeting (teleconference), 7 p.m. Central, Tuesday.
• World Junior Championships continue through February 24 in Liverpool, Canada.
 
What’s coming two weeks from now (Feb. 23 – March 1, 2019):
• Senior Men’s Nationals, Feb. 27 – March 3, Mapleton and Mankato, Minn.
• Senior Women’s Nationals, Feb. 27 – March 3, Portage, Wis.
• Mixed Doubles Nationals, Feb. 27 – March 3, Seattle, Wash.
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